From the Charlotte Observer:
Politics and wedding bells
Some men ask a woman's parents for her hand in marriage. Jerry Meek had to check with her campaign manager as well.
Meek, North Carolina's Democratic Party chairman, has become engaged to Tricia Cotham, a Democratic legislator from Charlotte.
Meek, of Fayetteville, got down on one knee when he popped the question Friday night at a cabin in Bryson City. He planned the weekend get-away only after clearing the schedule with Cotham's campaign manager.
Cotham, 29, is the state's youngest legislator. Meek, 37, is one of if not the nation's youngest party chairman.